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between the policies that the obama administration is pursuing and what netanyahu and the israelis would like to see. it's that huge substantive canyon that's important here, not their personal likes or dislikes. >> the poll showed 10% of israelis like the president. the white house, according to the "new york times", a senior official said the setting that he'll speak at a convention center, reflected his interest in reaching out to younger israelis. given the knesset's reputation for rambunctious debate, they worry about president obama being heckled. what does it mean if the president of the united states can be heckled at the knesset? >> if he were going to speak at the knesset, i would recommend that ever every israeli legislae polite. there's no guarantee in a public setting, in an auditorium or an exhibition hall that he won't be heckled there, either. i think the israelis recognize that this is the most hostile president to the state of israel since it was founded in 1948. so the only surprise to me is that 10% have a favorable opinion of him. >> and finally, at the end of this m
, it prohibits the obama administration from carrying out the benefits of implementing the administrati administrative logistics that are necessary to provide the benefits of what they call obama care, but it takes all of the revenue that comes in. all of the revenue ryan takes credit for then he cuts out the benefits trying to ensure it doesn't work. does something similar are dodd/frank, and, of course, it's more benefits for the wealthy and with deeper cuts for the poor who need it and less investment in america. i hope that enough of the american people are watching this debate so that they continue to realize that the middle is where president obama is and i think the vast majority of democrats and hopefully, you know, we can get some republicans to come onboard. but when you have these cpac conferences and you see mr. cantor just kowtowing to their agenda, the prospects are not bright. >> congressman jim moran, sir. thank you very much for joining us this friday. >> sure. >> stay with us. we have much more ahead. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military
day off, in which she is working most likely. >>> the obama administration climate policy. same-sex marriage in at capital punishment and the future, yes, future of hugo chavez. >>> in recent years cpac has become, for whatever reason, a big thing. a big thing for the conservative movement and a big thing for the media who cover the movement. this year, 2,000, 2,000, press credentials, issued. it has still been a big event. it exerts this massive gravitational pull on center right politics. who is invited, who's not invited is a story. what the big-name speakers say, when they get there is a story. for a study and stylistic contrast, though not substantive ones, today 2012 republican presidential mitt romney and donald trump. >> the fact is, we're run by either very foolish or very stupid people. what's going on in this country is unbelievable. our can country is a total mess. a total and complete mess. >> it's fashionable in some circles to be pessimistic about america. about conservative solutions. about the republican party. i udderly reject pessimism. we may not have cared o
administration to be deployed in 2009. but as part of the obama administration effort, basically, to tank our national missile defense program, they were put off, even in 2009 north korea exploded a second nuclear device. so, it's a step in the right direction. it's too late, but it's still a step in the right direction. there are other aspects, such as the canceled plans for radars and missile sites in poland and the czech republic and the famous reset buttons, there were casualties there and that will will have to be put back in place. >> gregg: and a little experience sometimes burnishes your wisdom. the north koreans, as i understand it, are trying to miniaturize their nukes to place them atop missiles and trying to develop missiles that could actually reach the west coast of the united states and hawaii. how serious a threat is that? >> well, i think it's a very serious threat. not today, but you know, one reason, as you said earlier, you need to get these additional missiles installed, missile for missile defense purposes, you don't sort of push a button and get ready. the north koreans
and five years, four and a half since the obama administration took over, what's it going to take? >> i think general shinseki is an example of the many public servants at the va and he is a decorated veteran himself. i've dealt with va officials in arkansas and washington here and they want to do the right thing. they may lack the resources and best practices. in some ways the department of veteran affairs is like an insurance company or claims processing company. they don't always have the best and most modern practices and one thing we could do in congress through oversight is help to ensure they get the training and resources they need. i think the will and the desire are certainly there to serve veterans if you look at an organization like walmart, my home state just announced a new initiative where they're going to hire every veteran who applies for a job, as long as they have a clean background check, they want that experience there. the country certainly appreciates veterans and wants to serve them. >> good intentions just don't get them those benefits soon enough. >> right whic
on the obama administration for declining to testify at a hearing focusing on the american pastor jailed in iran. today's hearing is part of a larger meeting to discuss the plight of religious minorities in that country. elizabeth prann is live in washington with more. elizabeth, let's talk about timing. why is this hearing taking place now? >> reporter: there is certainly growing international spotlight on the human rights crisis in iran. the state department's absence was noted immediately during a capitol hill commission hearing focusing on the imprisoned american pastor, saeed abedini. >> one notable absence, is unfortunately is the u.s. department of state. i was amazed a hearing which was called to highlight the plight of religious minorities in iran, not to mention the imprisonment of one of our own very own american citizens was not deemed important enough to the department. >> there is a fundamental problem for saeed abedini's case. i'm a litigator. i spend most of my time. you look where is the problem the problem in his case is the state department is awol. they are absent wit
three times higher in the obama administration. the number of new establishments, entrepreneurial activity, for the year-ending march 2010 --march, 2010, was lower than any other year since the series began. since they began keeping record, mr. speaker. in 2010 under this administration's stimulus policies, entrepreneurial activity was at the lowest level in america since we began keeping records. i don't mean at the lowest level of people succeeding. i mean the lowest level of people trying. the lowest level of people trying, mr. speaker. what does it mean about us? what does it mean about our future when we have beaten the enthusiasm to try out of our people? frightened it out of our people. mr. speaker, that's not just a department of labor report. we talk a lot about that. what is it that the guys down at the agencies are producing, those technical reports. ill a tell you what they are producing, i'll tell you the impact it's had. the federal register, mr. speaker, i don't he know if you picked up a copy since you have been here. the federal register measures all the new regul
joking around with dennis rodman. the united states, the obama administration, right now taking the north's threats of a nuclear attack very seriously. the pentagon has just announced it will beef up america's defense missile systems out on the west coast. in california, oregon, washington state. let's go straight to cnn's pentagon correspondent chris lawrence, watching what's going on. chris, a lot of us are stunned by this decision but update us on what is going on. >> wolf, we just came out of a briefing where we learned the pentagon is going to spend a billion dollars to put new intercepter missiles on the west coast. now, that plan includes react investigating a missile field that the obama administration deactivated just a few years ago when it concluded that north korea didn't pose enough of a threat. if a nuclear missile is ever fired at the united states, this is the best hope to stop it. 30 interceptor missiles which can be launched from ground silos in alaska and california. now the pentagon is deploying up to 14 more. >> the reason we're doing what we're doing and the reason w
the obama administration created to protect consumers from abuse by financial institutions. republicans refused to confirm the president's first fully qualified choice to lead the bureau, elizabeth warren, and now 43 republican senators are pledging to block confirmation of richard cordray, unless democrats agree to dramatically cut the agency's authority. today, he had his confirmation hearing in front of the senate banking committee, including its new member, the now senior senator from massachusetts, elizabeth warren. >> i think the delay in getting him confirmed is bad for consumers, it's bad for small banks, it's bad for credit unions, it's bad for anyone trying to offer an honest product in an honest market. the american people deserve a congress that worries less about helping big banks and more about helping regular people who've been cheated on mortgages, on credit cards, on student loans, on credit reports. i hope you get confirmed. you have earned it, director cordray. so let's break down this play. charles? uh, charles couldn't make it. his single miles card blacked him out
's office politics, michael isikoff, he's been on the front lines reporting on the obama administration's controversial drone policy. i asked him about the uproar and the catalyst for the recent scrutiny. >> what we did was get ahold of the justice department white paper which laid out the legal reasoning that would justify the use of lethal force, drone strikes, although it doesn't mention drone strikes, against american citizens. and while the administration officials had given a couple speeches on the subject, the white paper filled out some of the blanks in those speeches and gave a fuller explanation of the legal reasoning, and in some ways when i think significantly went beyond what had been stated publicly. particularly, and this is relevant very much to the discussion of the iraq war, what it called -- what it described as a, quote, broader concept of imminence. the first test as to whether or not a president can use lethal force to kill an american citizen is does that citizen, is he engaged in activity that poses an imminent threat to american citizens? that's the first test.
] and what have we seen from the obama administration? --t the obama administration the obama in administration is sending a signal at the worst possible time. we talk, and they and rich. they do not take us seriously, and is leading from behind strategy, it is not working. think about the message that we are sending. president ignored the advice of his commanders, his own commanders, and rushed to the exits. and what was the result? al qaeda is making a comeback in anq, and iran has become important player in iraq. -- wax we are going to leave it here. but, i know a little bit about the business and nothing about politics. i won't wander into areas where i am on competent. jazzknow something about that i thought i would share with you. i thought i would share with you. hisyou hear about is granddaughter. she is two years old. an important statement. governor bush was the most successful governor of his era. [applause] we have become friends because we have this passion for technology. spent -- he is connected to the tech world. he has their rotation for e- mailing his staff a
house for us. how much of a problem is north korea right now for the obama administration? >> reporter: well, i think it is a problem, craig. the obama administration had been hoping when kim jong-un took over that he would help to lead north korea out of isolationism. really the opposite has happened. he's become more bellicose than his father and these intercepters are going to be placed because of recent provocations from north korea and there is a sense that they've made advances in nuclear capabilities. last week, north korea threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the united states and also they're ending their treaty with south korea. to there is a lot of concern. we should say this move to increase the number of intercepters marks a shift in the obama administration's policy, because back in 2010, they had said they weren't going to add new intercepters. this comes as president obama is just starting his second term. he's mapped out an ambitious agenda. but experts say this is going to take up a large portion of the next several years, concerns about north korea and iran
down, right? >> i agree with him. i agree with him fully. and our position, the position of the obama administration is exactly the same. we call for the direct talks to resume today. in washington, ramallah, jerusalem, it doesn't matter, on all the core issues, refugees, borders, jerusalem, mutual recognition leading to a solution for two states for two peoples. >> does hamas have to be at the table or not? >> hamas right now can't be at the table, not just the united states, but the core ten -- >> they can't be there. >> because they don't recognize israel, three didn't disavow terror, they don't accept any previous agreements between israel and the palestinian authority. >> how does this happen if they basically govern half the palestinians? >> it will be difficult. we need to make a peace, all the time holding out the possibility that the people of gaza want to join that peace, they can and we hope that they see the advantages of peace. they'll throw off hamas rule and they'll get on board. >> do you think it's possible that you could strike a peace accord essentially with abbas a
in former general marks. appreciate both of you being with us. spider, let me start with you. the obama administration rather suddenly decided they are going to go ahead with a missile defense system with the development of this which is a plan that george bush put forth that the president moth balled when he got into office. >> they are responding to what they see with kim jung-un. when you look at the timelines in terms of getting the interceptors in place, it's going to take 24 months. we have to make some assumptions that the north koreans are working on the weaponization of a payload whether that's nuclear or conventional and the further development of a rocket and marrying those two up to threaten the the united states and u.s. territories. so the system all has to come together and we need the lead time to get that in place. >> earlier this week the president talked about the threat from north korea. here's how he answered the question. >> can north korea now make good on its threat to hit the united states? >> they probably can't but we don't like margin of error. >> it's that c
] and what have we seen from the obama administration? the obama administration is sending the worst signal to the ayatollahs, at a most critical time. we talk, they enrich. they don't take us seriously. and this leading from behind strategy, it isn't working. think about the message that we are sending. in iraq, the president ignores the advice of his commanders, his own commanders, and rushed to the exit. and what was the result? al qaeda is making a comeback in iraq. and iran has become an important player in iraq. in syria, we sat on the sidelines while over 70,000 syrians were slaughtered. seeding our policy to the vetoes of the russians and the chinese and the united nations to a bunch of united nations bureaucrats. [booing] and in afghanistan, the president has undercut his commanders time and time again. in libya, the administration again lead from behind, and never took steps to secure gadhafi's weapons stash. and do you know where those weapons are now? they are in the hands of islamic radicals in mali, egypt, and syria, used by terrorists to harm us and our allies. and this admin
.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the investigation points the finger at the obama administration's state department. >> the man behind it, broadcaster charles herring, also runs wealth tv. bringing the panel back in. lauren ashburn, just because you cover media, i want to begin with you, reliable, credible, fact-based news with libertarian and conservative voices. how's that supposed to work? >> good luck with that. that's all i have to say. here's the problem, fox news has a motto that says it's fair and balanced, yet because of its primetime lineup of very conservative talk show hosts, it's almost impossible for the journalists to get their due. secondly, talk about carriage for a minute. current tv, left-leaning network, had tens of millions of subscribers. al gore couldn't make it work. had to sell it to al jazeera. al jazeera is putting together an english-language network. it is really hard to get traction in the tv marketplace, especially if you're going up against a behemoth like fox news, and you're coming out in a report like this? >> and if you read the article on "daily beast
of the obama administration have done to our economy does look at the election of 2010. republicans regained scenes in a way that has not been done in 50 years. people are not very happy about this far left liberal that is leading us to this -- to destruction. thank you from the call. just a point about the clinton budget, i know the difference about this debt crisis and when bill clinton was in office our economy was not as fragile. guest: we have had external shocks with the situation in europe and japan. we're still recovering from a financial crisis. the unemployment is still very high. that does make a lot harder to focus on austerity and reducing the deficit when you have so many people out of work. they cannot pay their taxes, they are holding back the full recovery. host: press secretary j conti credit for a charge the said a percentage of the gdp, the debt is lower than it was when barack obama first took office. what was he referring to? guest: it was the debt or deficit, possibly. yearbly the year to deficit. in 2010 the deficit was 1.4 trillion dollars. that is the gap between go
has many about the u.s. and western civilization. it's really time now in a the obama administration and the world actually start to see if they'll have influence in terms of the eastern part of the globe. china and india are the two largest countries that actually export oil in from iran. and so you have to find a way to characterize this conversation to those two nations that a nuclear iran is not a good idea for their interests. we already have convinced the western civilization. you have to talk to china, you have to talk to i sandia. >> third question. sarah palin rocking cpac. doing everything from mocking new york city mayor michael bloomberg's big soda ban with a big sip from her big gulp to blasting the republican establishment. >> if these experts who keep losing elections, you keep getting rehired raking in millions, if they feel that strongly about who gets to run in this party, then they should buck up or stay in the truck. buck up and run. the architects can head on back to -- they can head on back to the great lone star state and put their name on some ballot. >> oh, t
. [applause] what have we seen from the obama administration? obama administration is sending the worst signal to the ayatollah at a most critical time. we talk. they enrich. they do not take us seriously. this leading from behind strategy, it is not working. think about the message we are sending. ignored the president the advice of his commanders, his own commanders, and rushed to the exits. what was the result? al qaeda is making a comeback in iraq. iran has become an important player in iraq. syria, we sat on the sidelines while over 70,000 circassians were slaughtered -- syrians were slaughtered, exceeding our power to the vetoes of the russians and chinese in the united nations to a bunch of bureaucrats. afghanistan, the president has undercut his commanders time and time again. the administration again and led from behind and never took steps to secure the weapons stash. do you know where those weapons are now? they are in the hands of islamic radicals in mali, egypt, and by terrorists to harm us and our allies. this administration has repeatedly undercut israel. how do you think our st
ideological polarization within the doj's voting rights unit. under both the obama and bush administrations. >> there are two things. one, this predates mr. perez heading the civil rights division and, two, the attorneys that were making the decisions there were the career attorneys. >> reporter: perez's defenders say he has been working hard to clean things up. >> we believe tom perez has restored the integrity back to the entire division, including voting rights. >> and a reminder thomas perez has not been nominated. the conservative blogs are already turning on him and president obama is facing some pressure from minority groups to diversify his cabinet and bring in more minorities. but his candidate, whoever it is, will still have to be confirmed by the senate. we'll have to see at this point. i mean, again, his name is just being floated. we'll see if he is actually nominated, then we get to the confirmation battle. >> it could be a bruising confirmation battle. so far the president is winning. we'll see how he does in this one. thanks very much. >>> coming up a well known political in
're are as nutritious as fresh. [ green giant ] ho ho ho. ♪ green giant president obama is talking about former vice president dick cheney and the growing criticism from both parties over the administration's controversial drone program. at a closed door meeting with democratic senators on tuesday, two senators told politico that the president tried to assure them that his administration has been more open to oversight than the bush administration's, saying "this is not dick cheney we're talking about here." the white house had no comment on the reference. next week, the senate judiciary committee will hold the first of two hearings one to address privacy can concerns, the other to talk about the targeted killing program. i want to bring in congressman keith ellison, co-chair of the congressional progressive congress. >> thanks for having me on. >> i know you've raised your own concerns about this issue and in addition to talking about dick cheney, the president also told the senators he's not involved in drafting the justice department legal counsel memos that justify the use of lethal force agains
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